Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News

The loss by fire in July of the Icicle Seafoods plant means the city will have to redo amendments to its water and sewer rate structure. The Homer City Council considered amendments that were based on a larger revenue stream including large purchases of water by Icicle. With the plant destroyed, and revenues now unknown, the council voted unanimously to kill the proposed amendments. It will probably be another year before the rate structure is readjusted.

— From the issue of Oct. 29, 1998

30 years ago in the Homer News

About 40 Kachemak Selo neighbors used a bucket brigade to put out the fire at the home of the Nicolai Kuzmin family. The home was substantially damaged, but responders rescued most of the valuable contents in the home. The fire started after sparks spread from a chimney fire to the roof. An outside hose lost pressure when someone cut the hose to a washing machine. One man, Feodor Kuzmin, had to be flown out by helicopter after he got cut while fighting the fire. About 25 families live in the village and access it by a switchback trail or by driving the beach at low tide.

— From the issue of Oct. 27, 1988

50 years ago in the Homer News

The Oct. 31, 1968, issue of the Homer News is missing from the archives.